Saturday, August 5, 2017

Review: In 27 Days by:Alison Gervais

 In 27 Days
About the Book:
Hadley Jamison is shocked when she hears that her classmate, Archer Morales, has committed suicide. She didn't know the quiet, reserved guy very well, but that doesn't stop her from feeling there was something she could have done to help him.

Hoping to find some sense of closure, Hadley attends Archer's funeral. There, Hadley is approached by a man who calls himself Death and offers her a deal. If Hadley accepts, she will be sent back 27 days in time to prevent Archer from killing himself. But when Hadley agrees to Death's terms and goes back to right the past, she quickly learns her mission is harder than she ever could have known.

Hadley soon discovers Archer's reasons for being alone, and Archer realizes that having someone to confide in isn't as bad as he'd always thought. But when a series of dangerous accidents starts pushing them apart, Hadley must decide whether she is ready to risk everything - including her life - to keep Archer safe.


My Review:
 What would you do if you 27 days to change someone's fate? What would you do? Hadley Jamison had a chance to do this and she took "Death" up on his offer. But she did so, not knowing or understanding what it would cost her in return. While I don't agree with the books premise, I did find it to be a rather interesting YA read. Hadley feels extreme sadness and empathy for a fellow classmate that has committed suicide. Hadley not knowing Archer all that well, attends his funeral in attempts to find closure and say good-bye, but that visit cost her more than she will ever know.

 After Hadley's deal she is taken on a journey that is heartbreaking and she blames herself for not getting involved sooner to give Archer a reason to believe in something higher than himself. When she made the deal with "Death" she didn't realize that it could possibly cause her to lose her own life in the process.

 A really interesting book that had a questionable premise but turned out to be good, after all.! A good read sitting in a bubble bath on a Friday night. It is the kind of story that gives you chills.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.